Upcoming Programs and Events

For more information about programs and events, contact Lawrence Willim at 248.553.2400 x124.


Holocaust Memorial Center Events

Community Events

July 8 / 7 pm
Young Adult Event
Stories that Inspire featuring Adam Braun

Holocaust Memorial Center and NEXTGen Detroit are proud to present Stories that Inspire featuring Adam Braun.

Hear the extraordinary story of a grandchild of Holocaust survivors who made it his mission to bring quality education to children all over the world, one pencil at a time. Adam Braun is the Founder of Pencils of Promise, Director of the Global Education Platform and has been a featured speaker at the White House, the United Nations, the Clinton Global Initiative and at conferences, colleges and Fortune 500 companies.

This event is generously sponsored by Lori and Alan Zekelman

Click Here to Register

  • $10 in advance
    • Advance sales end at 1 p.m. on June 30
    • Each advance ticket purchase comes with two free guest passes to the Holocaust Memorial Center
  • $15 at the door
  • Dessert and wine reception to follow (Dietary laws observed)

Questions? Contact Jackie Yashinsky at 248-536-9605 or jackie.yashinsky@holocaustcenter.org


October 9-11 / All Day
KTA Conference
Generations Together: Our Heritage and the Future

The Kindertransport Association is delighted to announce the 2015 biennial KTA Conference, Generations Together: Our Heritage and the Future, to be held at the Westin Southfield-Detroit and the Holocaust Memorial Center.

The KTA is thrilled to be working together with the Holocaust Memorial Center to create a memorable conference. The Holocaust Memorial Center is the home of the Kindertransport Quilt exhibit and the Kindertransport Association Archives.

This will be the last KTA Conference. Beginning in 2016, the KTA will join the World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants at their annual conferences. This will provide continuity, and connect the KTA with a larger community. While this will have many positive outcomes, it will be a change, and the intimate family atmosphere that has developed over the years will be greatly missed. The KTA has been gathering every other year since 1991!

We do hope you will consider inviting your children and grandchildren, extended, and foster families to join you at this special conference.

For further information or additional registration forms, please contact the KTA registration team at KTAconference@gmail.com or 248.536.9604. We are looking forward to seeing you at the KTA conference.


June 22 / 7pm
Reading by Varda Yoran
The Defiant: A True Story of Escape, Survival, and Resistance

Literati Bookstore is honored to partner with the Holocaust Memorial Center to welcome Varda Yoran, translator of her late husband Shalom Yoran's memoir The Defiant: A True Story of Escape, Survival, and Resistance. A presentation by Varda, and panel discussion, will follow a brief reading.

Admission: Free
Location: Literati Bookstore, 124 East Washington Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
For more information, please contact 734.585.5567 or info@literatibookstore.com

To view the flyer, please click here.


July 13-17 / All Day
Summer Workshop
Holocaust and Rwanda Testimonies

This workshop is geared toward secondary and college teachers and graduate students and researchers who deal with the Holocaust and Rwanda genocides. For more information and registration, please click here.

To view the flyer, please click here.

Sponsored by the UM-Flint College of Arts & Sciences, the Provost's Office, the Thompson Library, and the Michigan State University Jewish Studies Program, in cooperation with the USC Shoah Foundation


July 25 - August 11 / All Day
Alternative Summer Break Program
Growing Together Detroit: Sustainable Volunteerism Between the Local and the Global

Action Reconciliation Service for Peace (ARSP) is proud to present Growing Together Detroit will bring together sixteen volunteers from Germany and US to work with the neighborhood association Eden Gardens Block Club from Detroit. From July 25 to August 11, we will support Eden Gardens’s community garden project, clean up and secure blighted properties together, and organize a community cook-out with people from the block club and the neighborhood. Through engaging with the community we hope to develop a better understanding of the circumstances we are working in. Together we want to realize a form of volunteering which is grounded in empathy and equality.

An educational program focusing on alternative city development, urban agriculture, and creative neighborhood revitalization will provide additional input. We will be meeting with educators and activists from the James and Grace Lee Boggs Center, the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue, Wayne State University, the University of Michigan, the Charles H. Wright Museum for African American History, Repair the World, and the Holocaust Memorial Center.

For more information,please visit the ARSP Website or contact 215.241.7249 or growing.together.detroit@gmail.com

To view the flyer, please click here.